Oyster

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1999 - 412 pages
Outer Maroo, a small, opal mining town in the Australian outback, is stewing in heat, drought, and guilty anxiety. Some ghastly cataclysm has occurred on the opal fields, but this is a taboo subject. At the heart of the mystery is the cult messiah, Oyster, dressed in white, sexually compelling, and preaching the end of time.

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OYSTER

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Echoes of Waco, Heaven's Gate, and Jonestown combine with intimations of apocalypse in a stunningly evocative story of life in a remote Australian hell-hole—a place where evil is as pervasive as the ... Read full review

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Another JTH book with Evil and an underworld / underground setting. This one is based in a remote outback location. What's great about the book? The author's style of releasing the plot through the ... Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
1
OUTER MAROO
15
OYSTERS REEF
271
THE END OF THE WORLD 393
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Janette Turner Hospital received Australia's Patrick White Award for lifetime literary achievement, and is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of South Carolina. She lives in Columbia, South Carolina.

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